I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of this snow. We got pummeled in the New York City area with easily the worst blizzard that comes to mind. Thankfully, the weather has been warmer and I think I'll be able to get my car out today. Tony crushed me with deadlifts yesterday though, so we'll see if I can muster up the energy to do so.
Along with shoveling out this past weekend, I hope you've been working on the setup of your kettlebell swing as I talked about last week. Today, I'd like to discuss two follow-up drills to really hone in on the perfect setup. I've mentioned this previously and I'll continue to say it, if you can't start in a good position it's impossible to finish in one.
This is where the kettlebell drag and deadstop swing come into play. As you'll see in the video below, it's important to incorporate both of these drills into your preparation in order to practice your setup. The drag will continue to allow you to practice your initial setup, while the deadstop swing will force you to control the movement when parking the bell back to the ground.
Next week, We'll start to put everything together into executing the swing for consecutive reps. Tim and I will also provide you with a variety of accessory drills that will help progress your swing, and troubleshoot issues you might currently be facing.